Views from the rodeos

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I never had the fair life growing up.

It wasn’t by choice. The concrete jungles of Pennsylvania youth prevented me from doing much, other than riding around and trying to avoid trouble.

My worldview was very limited, and I finally realized its limitations in my first visit to the Freestone County Fair and Rodeo.

For instance, I had never seen the level of personal pride displayed by the multitude of children and teenagers showing off their prized livestock. For them, these precious animals were more than just creatures; they were a year’s worth of hard work. Taking photos of the moments when the hard work paid off captured just how invested these young farmers were.



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